The best-selling indie games on Switch in 2021, according to Nintendo


There are still a few days left in December, which means we still have a bit of time to remember the year that was. In this case, Japanese publisher Nintendo has released a hard-hitting supercup of what are, apparently, the most popular low-budget games on its portable platform.

Some of these indies, I’m sure, won’t come as a surprise: From the moment they were announced, people immediately wanted to know when the Switch version of this title was coming out. (Hello, exclusive timed Caving 2.) Others, like Route 96“I didn’t know they got so much hype! What is worth noting is that there is no additional information here, so we cannot say if this list goes at least to the best selling or what exactly the sales numbers are for this. console in particular. Kotaku contacted Nintendo for clarification. But the list, in the order of presentation during the video, includes:

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Do you see any trends here? Forty percent feature a gorgeous pixel art aesthetic, and a notable number are ports (sometimes older) or remasters of some sort. And hey, wouldn’t you know, Nintendo is also having a year-end sale for many of these same titles (and more) on the eShop as we speak, if any of the inclusions pique your interest? . If you are on the fence, Kotaku wrote reviews for several of these games. We liked Axiom Verge 2, Doki Doki, Unboxing, Spelunky 2 and while to the east was good, we left with mixed feelings.

Now if you are curious about the period of Nintendo’s top selling games, this list is topped with none other than …Mario kart 8, a port of a game released years ago.


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